What Does a Full Spectrum Clinic Look Like?

Like this one opening up in Buffalo, NY!

This is pretty much what I dream of doing someday and the reasons that Dr. Morrison articulates are spot on. I am so, so thrilled to know that this clinic is opening…I hope it’s the first of many that offers true full spectrum care.

“I see a connection between respecting a woman’s right to decide to end a pregnancy and her right to determine how she has her baby,” said Dr. Katharine Morrison, the obstetrician-gynecologist who has owned Buffalo Womenservices since 2005.

And this:

“It’s no mystery that I am the person to do this,” Morrison said. “To me, it is about choice. Women have a right to say no to the interventions they get in the hospital.”

About 61 percent of abortions are obtained by women who have children, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a national organization that compiles abortion statistics. Morrison, who also runs an obstetrics practice at the abortion facility, made the case that women who obtain abortions are not a distinct group from those who give birth to babies.

“Both of these experiences – abortion and birth – can exist in a woman’s reproductive life,” she said. “Many mothers have had abortions or will have one.”

Katharine Morrison, MD and Eileen Stewart, CNM

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